Irrational protests notwithstanding, the Tamil version of Madras Cafe is all set to be released on Sunday. But only in Andhra Pradesh and not in Tamil Nadu.
Says Shoojit, "It has been a very tense week for John Abraham and I. We didn\'t know what hit us, or what the protests meant. But we were sure we won\'t succumb to pressure tactics."
The Tamil version took time to be censored. "And it\'s our fault. We decided to do a Tamil version of the film a little late. So the Tamil Madras Cafe was submitted late. Never mind. The CBFC (Censorboard Of Film Certification) has cleared the Tamil version without any cuts with a \'UA\' certificate. That means the Tamil Nadu authorities find nothing objectionable in the film. So the protesters in Tamil Nadu are now treading on thin ice. Those in Tamil Nadu who have seen the Hindi version of Madras Cafe say there is nothing objectionable in it."
However, Ajit Andhare of COO of Viacom 18, the co-producers of Madras Cafe, throws a shocker by saying, "Given the threats and protests it is unlikely that we\'ll be able to release the Tamil version of Madras Cafe in the near future. The theatre chains in Tamil Nadu feel it is risky to play it. So we are releasing the Tamil version in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday."